Leicester Comedy Festival is coming

Celebrating its 25th year anniversary expect an entertaining experience once again throughout Leicester Comedy Festival running between 7 and 25 February. It all starts with the Gala Preview Show hosted by Ed Byrne at De Montfort Hall, where he will be joined by some of the best comedians around including: Virgin Radio, Xtra Factor host Matt Richardson, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the year winner (2016) Tom Lucy, Alasdair Beckett-King (Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year winner 2017) and many more.

And as always there are a variety of performances so check out our What’s On calendar and visit their official website at http://comedy-festival.co.uk/  

Host, Ed Bryne 

Eat, Drink and feel happy in Leicester 

The start of the New Year provides the best opportunity to focus on a clear mind and body so why not take part in Dry January – the national event when many people give up alcohol consumption for the month.

If Dry January is your thing then head to St Martin's Square where Bodega Cantina's offer of mock-tails fits perfectly with no-hangover fun. From their 'Passionfruit Twist' to the team's favourite 'Hummingbird' there is something for everyone.

Mojito lovers will enjoy the Citrus Fizz (fresh limes, lime juice, mint & soda) 

Or why not quench your thirst with ‘Fruit Fetish’ at Revolution bar. This tasty drink is compiled of San Pellegrino Aranciata and cranberry juice mixed with elderflower, strawberry purée and cherry syrup. The perfect drink for when you’re out with friends! 

Who says healthy is boring?

There are plenty of restaurants with healthy meal choices in Leicester.

Enjoy organic wraps, salads and smoothies at the Detox Shack situated on Market Street. Tailor made food for everyone – this food joint offers the perfect healthy alternative for all.

Image credit: Detox Shack Facebook

Or why not try a Seared Salmon masterpiece at the Queen of Bradgate pub and restaurant. Made to perfection, The Queen of Bradgate offers many healthy dishes including vegan options such as their Wild mushroom risotto, Moroccan salad and Potato Gnocchi.

Seared salmon salad, including salmon fillet, warm Nicoise salad, poached egg, green olive crumb and lemon & saffron aioli.

Shop the bargains in Leicester 

Looking to find the perfect Valentine's Day gift for that special someone or want an early start on Christmas 2018 gifts, then January end of season sales are a must! Enjoy a visit to the city centre to find those perfect bargains with high-street brands at Highcross Leicester and something a bit more unique in the Lanes and St Martins Square. 

 Leicester Highcross Shopping Centre


Leicester Comedy Festival
Leicester Comedy Festival

Touted as "one of the best comedy festivals in the world" by The Guardian, Leicester Comedy festival has a long tradition of bringing some of the country’s biggest TV names along with the most innovative emerging comedy talent to Leicester.

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